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A long list of standard equipment can be enhanced by an equally long list of options, but beware the rising price as you pile on the extras.
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Along with subtly tweaked styling, the 2011 model includes new options like active cruise control and a lane departure warning system.
Kelley Blue Book

The curiously distinctly European vocabulary and British accent of our EU-spec NAV system added a bit of humor to our time the 2011 X5.

The new iDrive is much easier to operate thanks to the addition of physical buttons for commonly used functions and a much larger screen.

Even with the lower base price for the X5 xDrive35i, the X5 lineup is still hardly cheap, and indeed, many of our test vehicles have come in close to or above $60K without the V-8, and closer to $70K with it.
Car and Driver

Although the price cut is certainly welcome, what’s surprising is how much equipment remains optional, including leather upholstery (!), on the base car and the diesel; the third-row seat; navigation, even on the most expensive versions; Bluetooth; and satellite radio.
Automobile Magazine

Like most BMWs, the X5 offers a long list of standard features and equipment, and an even longer list of available upgrades and customizations. Beware when piling on the extras, however, as the price tag can inflate quickly.

Once lambasted for its complexity and difficulty of use, the iDrive system is now as refined and straightforward as any fully-featured high-tech infotainment system. That's not to say it's simple, but it's no longer needlessly complex.

The iDrive controller gives access to navigation (on equipped models), smartphone-linked apps, the HD Radio-capable audio system, and much more.

Standard features on the X5 include a 10-way power-adjsutable driver's seat with memory; reconfigurable/folding seats for cargo and passenger arrangements; dynamic cruise control; and speed-sensitive power steering.

Some of the optional upgrades available with the 2012 X5 include nappa leather; several choices of wood and metal trim; a wide range of upholstery colors; and high-tech add-ons like heads-up display, active steering, and more.

For rear-seat passengers, the optional six-disc CD changer, rear-seat entertainment system with eight-inch screens, heated rear seats, and panoramic moonroof will add to the experience.


A long list of standard equipment can be enhanced by an equally long list of options, but beware the rising price as you pile on the extras.

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